HVAC Services Lloydminster, AB
Cold weather is a given in Lloydminster, AB, and property owners need to be prepared to deal with all types of inclement weather. Since staying warm during the area’s coldest weather is vitally important, having a heating system that functions properly is an absolute necessity. That’s why HVAC experts always recommend having an expert inspect and service a home’s heating system before the cold weather arrives.
Evaluating the Heating System
The first thing a technician will do during a service call is to evaluate the current heating system to identify any major issues. In the majority of instances, there won’t be significant problems to deal with, but knowing the heating system’s overall condition is always important. Minor problems can be addressed quickly during a normal HVAC Maintenance visit, which means the owners can feel comfortable knowing the system should function properly during the coming cold weather.
Taking Care of Routine Maintenance
Every HVAC Unit requires normal maintenance to ensure it’s able to operate properly, but not all systems need the same type of service. That’s why it’s a good idea to work with a trusted service provider who has the training and experience needed to maintain and repair all types of heating systems. While gas forced-air furnaces are the most common heating systems in the region, there are several others as well.
The heating and cooling experts from R&D Plumbing and Heating can normally take care of your HVAC system’s needs in a single visit, as they carry commonly required parts in their service vehicles. In the event less-common parts are needed, they can generally be sourced quickly to prevent any major downtime for our clients’ heating systems.
Common Heating System Problems
There are several heating system problems homeowners routinely experience with heating systems, regardless of the system’s brand. All of them can generally be quickly fixed once they’re identified. Those problems include:
- Faulty thermostats. Most older thermostats are relatively simple devices designed to read the ambient temperature and start or shut down the heating system as needed to maintain a comfortable temperature. If they fail to function correctly, the furnace or other heating system may not function. An HVAC tech can quickly determine if the problem is caused by the thermostat. Newer thermostats are far more complicated and, as a result, a problem with a newer multi-function thermostat may not be as easy to identify, but the technicians know what to look for when examing any thermostat.
- Problems with pilot lights. Older furnaces are equipped with pilot lights that operate all the time. If the pilot light goes out, the furnace cannot start. When the pilot light simply needs to be relit, the problem can be handled easily. However, there are times when parts need to be replaced to keep the pilot light functions properly.
- Electronic ignition issues. Most newer furnaces don’t have a pilot light that stays lit all the time. Instead, new furnaces are equipped with electronic ignition devices. While electronic ignition devices are safer than standing pilot lights and use less energy, they can fail. When that happens, the defective part will need to be replaced.
- Inadequate or irregular airflow. When the air flowing from vents is reduced or irregular, the most likely culprit is a dirty filter. That’s a problem most homeowners can deal with themselves, as access to the filter is generally uncomplicated. However, if filters get excessively dirty quickly or can’t be located, it’s time to contact an expert for help.
Of course, there are other issues homeowners may experience with their home’s heating systems. Rather than risking a cold house or excessive repair bills, it pays to contact an HVAC expert for advice as soon as possible. The heating and cooling professionals can provide quick advice and help property owners determine if an immediate service call is warranted.
Replacing an Old Heating System
Unfortunately, all heating and cooling systems will need replacing at some point. When that time comes, it’s a good idea to discuss all the current heating system options with an expert before replacing that old unit. The HVAC experts are always up to date on the latest furnaces and other heating systems. That means they are able to evaluate your home’s heating and cooling needs to determine which furnaces or air conditioning units would offer the greatest advantages.
If you have any questions about your home’s HVAC system, take the time now to contact an expert for advice. At the same time, it’s easy to schedule a service call to take care of maintenance, repair, or HVAC system replacement needs.
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